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Project Henry’s Hot Rod Update: Picking Off The Little Stuff And A Late Braking Issue That’s A Potential Nightmare

We’re back with another update on our 1940s mongrel N-series Ford tractor project. If you have not been following since the start, we scored this tractor on the cheap and made it run and...

Freedom Factory Construction Update: Light Poles, Speaker Systems, and The Thrash To Fix The Facility Continues

We have been following along with Cleetus McFarland and his quest to restore the former DeSoto Speedway (now the Freedom Factory) back to operational health. He has had some pay per view events and...

If You Think Outlaw Drag Racing Is New, Think Again. Watch The Huntsville Outlaw Nationals From 2006 Here

Outlaw drag racing has been happening for decades, and some of the best in the south can be seen here thanks to our friends at Urban Hillbilly Video. This is the 2006 Huntsville Outlaw Nationals, and...

Speed Secrets: Does Size Really Matter? How Much? Dyno Testing A 5.3 vs 6.0 Stock, Modified, And Stroked To See How Much Cubes Really Matter

Bigger is always better right?  Well maybe not. Or maybe so. Hmmm, is the jury out? Maybe. In todays horsepower video Richard pits a 5.3 vs a 6.0 to see which one is best stock, modified and then...

Mechanized Mayhem: Stevie Fast Jackson Teaches You All You Need To Know About Mechanical Fuel Injection

If Stevie Fast Jackson came onto the scene as a guy people knew for his quick wit, funny videos, and ability to talk trash while kicking butt, the now know him as something else. Jackson has...

Awesome Historical Video: Celebrate The Amazing Success Of The WWII Red Ball Express Truckers With This 1941 Film

It has often been said that horsepower won WWII and perhaps there was no greater example of that than an 81-day period shortly after the D-Day Invasion of June 6th, 1944. Why? It was during this time...

Beast Mode: Watch This 1,900lb Mercedes 190 Packing A 10,000 RPM Judd V8 Go HillClimbing For Fun!

If you had asked us who Reto Meisel was an hour ago we’d not have had an answer. Now? Now we know that this guy is a total boss who has a 1,900lb, tube chassis Mercedes that uses a 10,000 RPM...

The Roar Of Power: This 1970s Allis-Chalmers Dealer Film Is All In On Killer Tractor Pulling Footage

This is some gold right here. Between the cool tractors, the basic and awesome old sleds, and the footage of them both working together, this is about 10-minutes of gearhead heaven. The name of this...

Ridiculous Fun: This Awesome Collection Of Bizarre Chevy Comparison Tests From The 1960s Is Genius

We have bemoaned the fact that car companies so infrequently do anything cool with their competition anymore it is sad. Take this incredible collection of Chevrolet “comparison tests”...

NHRA Insider Podcast: The Business of Speed – Cruz Pedregon and Justin Ashley Talk About Their Off Season Hustle

Cruz Pedregon and Justin Ashley join Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast to talk about the headlines they have made on the business side of drag racing during this off-season....

TorqStorm, Kenne Bell, Or Turbo Boost? Which Boost Is Best? These HEMIs Tell The Story

Boost is boost right? Well, if you just look at the number, in psi, without any regard for when that boost is made, and how much airflow comes with it, then yeah I guess boost is boost. But in...

DIY HiLift Jack Mods You Can Do At Home. This Is a Great Saturday Fab Project

If you’ve never used a H-iLift jack, it is very similar in operation to the bumper jacks that came in 1960s cars. That means that it is also sometimes just as clumsy. Of course the H-iLift is...

Tech Tip Tuesday…On Wednesday. How To Mount Your Oxygen Sensor On A Turbo Combo

How hard can it be to mount an O2, or oxygen, sensor? It just screws into a bung in the exhaust right? Well yes, it does, but if you don’t follow some simple rules of thumb, yours might not...

Watching a Locomotive Turbocharger Get Serviced Is Just As Awesome As You Think It Is

This is one of those times when we really don’t have much to tell you about the context of the video below other than to say, THIS TURBO IS FLIPPING HUGE AND WATCHING IT GET REBUILT IT IS...